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by Equipoise
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 36
Views: 542

Re: Secretariat at 50...

The forward of the book also specifically mentions Kelso, Equipoise, Exterminator, Tom Fool and Native Dancer as in the first flight past the top four. Not quite the same list we'd come up with now, is it? I absolutely love thinking about how our changing values affect our views of both contemporar...
by Equipoise
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In memoriam 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 12422

Re: In memoriam 2020

Two harness racing trainers, John Brennan and Carmine Fusco, of coronavirus. Decimated Fusco’s family, too. Heartbreaking.

https://publicfigure.com/2020/03/19/har ... ronavirus/
by Equipoise
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2020 Fountain of Youth
Replies: 35
Views: 1774

Re: 2020 Fountain of Youth

I hope there's nothing seriously wrong with Dennis and he finds success in the future, but as of right now I just don't think he's as good as folks originally thought. Could be wrong come May though. I think he didn’t train on from his two-year-old season. It happens. Glad to hear that he’s ok. Now...
by Equipoise
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2020 Matings
Replies: 172
Views: 22964

Re: 2020 Matings

lurkey mclurker wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:49 pm
WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:12 pm
hadrianmarcus wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:49 am
Per the Thoroughbred Daily News, No Nay Never's 2020 book with include: ... Maybe (Ire) ...
This one will have to be named Yes Aye Always.
Or Possibly Perhaps? :lol:
Never Say Never?
by Equipoise
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Favorite Photos of Race Horses
Replies: 186
Views: 45293

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Awww. That’s adorable!
by Equipoise
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5404
Views: 989830

Re: Stallion News

I don’t particularly find Max Security an enticing stallion prospect. Sure, he can run. WHY did they decide to start him in a $16,000 maiden claiming race? That’s a pretty cheap race! What the hell was/is wrong with him? It makes me suspicious. Anyone able to identify a claiming horse that has gone...
by Equipoise
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 6731

Re: California Chrome to Japan

Why is this so hard to understand? How would Japanese fans act if every year a foreign country came and purchased a portion of their national champions, classics winners, and fan favorites? How about one of our rich farms go purchase Almond Eye, Orfevre (who has had less breeder interest), Kitasan ...
by Equipoise
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 18971

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

Curious to hear from anybody that saw this interview yesterday, as recapped in the LA Times newsletter today..... NBC’s telecast of the Pennsylvania Derby addressed the Justify issue by bringing in veteran journalist Tim Layden to discuss it with Nick Luck. I’ll state up front that Tim and I are fr...
by Equipoise
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 18971

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

So you're saying Baffert should use PR (otherwise known as "spin") in order to fix this? :lol: I'll stick with science, and veracity myself. But meanwhile, I don't think any PR person would "out-spin" Baffert. :mrgreen: It's one of the things he is known for. If he ever failed at horse racing it wo...
by Equipoise
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 18971

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

Sadly it doesn’t seem to be affecting his reputation. Even respected vets are trying to “explain away” Justify’s positive. Why people want to protect Baffert is beyond me. I imagine if this was another trainer no one would be so protective. It seems like it’s not affecting him now, you’re right. Bu...
by Equipoise
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 18971

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

I hope Baffert is hiring a good PR firm. It doesn’t matter how innocent he is. His reputation could take a serious hit with things like this. He’s the face of the sport and already I’ve had a few non-racing fan acquaintances ask me about this.
by Equipoise
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 18971

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

MySaladDays wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:56 am
Charlie wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:02 am

The amount of blind eye people are using to explain this away is annoying and slightly disturbing.
boom!
Yeah, I wish we had a Like button. Business as usual in racing, though.
by Equipoise
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Travers 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 7575

Re: Travers 2019

Is it my imagination or did Mucho get squeezed a bit at the end? Not saying that it made a difference in the finish though.
by Equipoise
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 3587

Re: Standout Losing Efforts

Seattle Slew in the 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup. He sprinted for the full mile and a half, battled a fresh Exceller all through the stretch and only lost by a nose. A stride after the wire, he was in front again. Bill Shoemaker, who rode Exceller, said after the race, “When I hit the stretch I though...
by Equipoise
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 3587

Re: Standout Losing Efforts

Seattle Slew in the 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup. He sprinted for the full mile and a half, battled a fresh Exceller all through the stretch and only lost by a nose. A stride after the wire, he was in front again. Bill Shoemaker, who rode Exceller, said after the race, “When I hit the stretch I thought...
by Equipoise
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Clasico Del Caribe
Replies: 9
Views: 2375

Re: 2018 Clasico Del Caribe

No. If she owned one of them it was a daughter of Mayo on the Side. The only reason I say that is because I remember the horse (if I am remembering right) was claimed out of a cheap claiming race and they retired her to be a broodmare. The Real Mayo fits that, she was claimed for $10,000 in July 20...
by Equipoise
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion Headshots Collection
Replies: 578
Views: 170439

Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Re Tamarkuz,

I think he just has a pronounced eye ridge. Tom Fool had something like it - you can kind of see it here.

If I remember correctly his grandson Foolish Pleasure had a version of it, too.
by Equipoise
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: I know the forum is broken
Replies: 3
Views: 2372

Re: I know the forum is broken

Yes, thank you! I’m just a lurker. I used to post back in the aughts.

I loved the “basic” feel about the site then. But this is very elegant, partticularly the Secretariat drawing. Kudos! Looking forward to posting again.
by Equipoise
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: horses with unique coloring/facial markings
Replies: 1118
Views: 261126

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Southern Phantom is entered in the second today at Saratoga. His trainer says if he does well they might try the Hopeful next. 😁
by Equipoise
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: PETA Accuses Two Trainers of Cruelty to Horses
Replies: 843
Views: 106073

Re: PETA Accuses Two Trainers of Cruelty to Horses

The Jockey Club is usually the most passive of organizations. The Overton Window is moving in favor of reform